NVFC Support Fund Helps Responders in Need

Projections show the damage caused by Hurricane Ida may total $95 billion. Emergency responders were among the victims of this destruction. The Louisiana State Firemens Association estimates 6,300 firefighters have been impacted in Louisiana alone.

The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund helps eligible volunteer firefighters and EMS providers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by largescale disasters such as Ida. The fund provides a stipend of $350 to help responders meet basic needs in the aftermath of a disaster.

If your home is in a declared disaster area and has incurred more than $5,000 in damage, you can apply for a stipend through the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund here. Applications must be received within 60 days of when the incident occurred.

The Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund relies entirely on donations, 100% of which go to responders in need. If you’d like to make a donation, click here and select “Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund” as your donation type. To date, over $750,000 has been distributed to volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in need, thanks to donations from individuals and corporate partners.

Learn more about the Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund at www.nvfc.org/support-fund.